EarthFresh Farms Opens New Facility
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO - It’s time to go south for EarthFresh Farms, as the grower just announced plans for a new 140,000-square-foot packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, Georgia. The new facility will feature advanced technological prowess and is part of the company’s efforts to expand into the Southeastern U.S.
“This new location perfectly complements our vision and plan to provide fresh potatoes to our retailers and consumers,” said Tom Hughes, CEO, in a press release. “The addition of this new location will allow us to keep expanding our base of business and target new customers.”
Operating as EarthFresh Atlanta, the packing plant and distribution center will use the most up-to-date technology and equipment to better serve customers throughout the Southern U.S. The facility will be located at 3800 Naturally Fresh Way in the College Park area of Atlanta because of the location’s ease of access, speed to market, customer service, proximity to rich agricultural regions, and the availability of skilled workers.
EarthFresh has developed a close working relationship with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Quick Start program, and after following their advice, the company is confident with the choice of its new location and efficiencies that the new venture will create.
“The assistance provided to us by the Georgia Department of Economic Development was invaluable,” Hughes added. “The state and people of Georgia will benefit from our investment of bringing fresh potatoes to the area and creating more jobs.”
The Atlanta facility is expected to be fully operational in September 2019, and will employ over 100 people. WIth the new location, EarthFresh is better able to service the Southeastern and South-Central U.S. and follow through on the company’s commitment to deliver fresher product, faster.
How will the new facility pay off for EarthFresh? Only time and AndNowUKnow will tell.